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  •  Who are you even arguing with? (7+ / 0-)

    Nobody in this thread is saying she should get away with no consequences.  Nobody in this thread is advocating an all-or-nothing approach.

    You're saying "oh come on, being denied going to prom isn't that big a deal and is in fact a suitable punishment for the offense," as though anyone had brought it up as a sole punishment.  The diarist listed "no prom" not as on a par with being expelled, but as one of the many, many losses that would come along with being expelled.  Along with "quite possibly no university."

    •  Just a different perspective, I guess... (2+ / 0-)
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      Batya the Toon, Rick Aucoin

      For the record, there have been more than a few comments, especially in the original diary, that argued for no punishment at all.

      It also jumped out at me because those particular things--"no prom," "no graduation ceremony"--are part of our district's graduated disciplinary policy.  (We don't have zero-tolerance stuff)

      We're in violent agreement on the key point--that criminal charges and expulsion are absurd--so I'll shut up now.

      The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

      by wesmorgan1 on Fri May 10, 2013 at 12:23:19 PM PDT

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